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Bylaw Services Weekly Update Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 22, 2017) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will activate in mid-October, including on-street parking restrictions. 

Some changes have been made to this year’s program to make winter maintenance activities more efficient:

  • The Monday and Tuesday zones have been grouped geographically for efficiency. Municipal staff will be placing stickers on affected “No Parking” signs indicating if that WMZ has changed.
  • Each WMZ has been divided into four subzones each. If a subzone is not expected to be serviced on its active day, the subzone will be relaxed and you will be able to park in that subzone. 
  • While residents should always plan for their zone to be active on the day indicated on your neighbourhood signs, we’ll be relaxing zones when not enough snow has accumulated on the ground.

Once WMZs are active, on-street parking will not be available for one day a week in each of the five zones from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to facilitate snow plowing and other routine maintenance.

Find your WMZ and subzone, view maps, FAQs and more at

Photo radar vehicles will be located near the following areas for week of Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Alberta Drive
  • Signal Road
  • Ross Haven Drive
  • Tundra Drive
  • Highway 63 in the Urban Service Area
  • All school and playground zones within the Urban Service Area

To view a list of photo radar locations, please visit  

DriveSafe Intersection Safety Systems are active at the following intersections:

  • Thickwood Boulevard and Silin Forest Road
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Woodland Drive
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Cornwall Drive 
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Real Martin Drive
  • Franklin Avenue and Tamarack Village Mall
  • Franklin Avenue and Hospital Street
  • Confederation Way and Paquette Drive

We ask motorists to be mindful of posted speed limits and to obey traffic signals.


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